The St. Mary's women's volleyball team suffered a disappointing end to a successful season on Nov. 2, falling to Marymount in four games in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals. Top-seeded Gallaudet defeated Catholic--which tied for third along with St. Mary's and Marymount in the CAC regular season--in the final in four games.
"We only had seven healthy bodies, and it was an extremely tight match," St. Mary's Coach Bryan Snyder said. "We played great defense but were just a little outgunned on the offensive side."
St. Mary's (21-14) held a 12-7 lead in the first game and a 10-4 advantage in the third, but the Seahawks were unable to close Marymount out. They eventually lost the match, 15-13, 10-15, 15-11, 16-14.
Some consolation came when junior outside hitter and middle blocker Tracy Miksis was named Monday to the CAC all-conference first team. She led St. Mary's in almost every statistical category and ranked in the top 10 in the conference in hitting percentage, kills per game and blocks per game.
St. Mary's Loses in Soccer
St. Mary's men's soccer team lost to eventual champion Salisbury State, 3-0, in the CAC tournament semifinals on Nov. 4. The Sea Gulls took an early lead and held St. Mary's at bay until two insurance goals in the final 20 minutes sealed the win. The Seahawks finished the season 9-10 overall, 4-3 in the conference. . . .
Sophomore defender Kathy Holmes was selected to the all-CAC women's soccer first team for the second consecutive year. Freshman forward Amy Bishop, junior defender Mandy Bishop, sophomore forward Christa Childers and junior midfielder Michelle Osterberger were selected to the second team. The Seahawks finished 11-4-1, 4-2.